Some of the men in this list prove that experience matters when it comes to the shortest format of the game. The 2021 edition of the cash-rich league will kick off on April 09 in Chennai. Here’s a look at the top-10 bowlers with the most wickets in the most popular T20 cricket league in the world.
1. Lasith Malinga leads the list of maximum wicket-takers in the IPL with 170 wickets taken in 122 matches. With a BBI (best bowling) of 5/13, Malinga has taken four wickets in a single over six times through the IPL years.
2. Amit Mishra is close behind with 160 wickets in 150 matches. The Delhi Capital’s leg-spinner has a BBI of 5/17 with an economy of 7.34. He has taken four wickets in over three times in his IPL career.
3. Piyush Chawla has played 164 matches in the IPL and bagged an impressive 156 wickets. His BBI is 4/17 with an economy of 7.87.
4. Dwayne Bravo has taken 153 wickets in 140 matches with a BBI of 4/22. Twice he has managed to take four wickets in a single over.
5. Harbhajan Singh has a record of taking 150 wickets in 160 matches. Bhajji will play for Kolkata Knight Riders this year after skipping the last season for CSK in the UAE.
6. Ravichandran Ashwin has been part of 154 IPL matches. With a BBI of 4/34, the wily off-spinner and bowling all-rounder has hit out 138 wickets in total.
7. The bowling mainstay of SRH, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, features amongst the top ten wicket-takers in the IPL with 136 wickets from only 121 matches with an economy of 7.23.
8. Sunil Narine has played a total of 120 IPL matches. The left-handed batsman from KKR has bagged 127 wickets in total with a BBI of 5/19.
9. Yuzvendra Chahal is currently part of Royal Challengers Bangalore. The spinner is the first Indian bowler to have picked up a 5-wicket haul in IPL. He has taken 121 wickets in 99 matches with a BBI of 4/25.
10. Umesh Yadav completes the top-10 in the most wickets list. He has played a total of 121 matches and bagged 119 wickets.